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marzo 2016

All City Canvas Live Coverage of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans in New Zealand

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Enriqueta Arias | Content Director All City Canvas


All City Canvas had the opportunity to be part of the latest edition of PangeaSeed Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in Auckland & Napier, New Zealand.

PangeaSeed, in collaboration with the Napier City Council, Alternative Arts Initiative and The Idea Collective x Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), wrapped it up its satellite event at MOTAT and its first-ever Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans public art project in Napier.

We have an exclusive recap of what happened down there! We spent a few weeks with some of these cool cats: Amanda Lynn, Twoone, Meggs, Lauren YS, Cinzah Merkens, Askew One, Phibs, Techs, Aaron Glasson, Spencer Keeton, Jason Botkin, Vexta, Dirty Bandits, Kai Kaulukukui, just to mention a few.

From the bottom of our sea salty heart, all of us at All City Canvas would like to thank the PangeaSeed Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans team, participating artists, all the wonderful volunteers, supporters and partners who’s contributions and tireless efforts helped to make this edition of the festival and our participation a total success.

Kia Ora! ?

Together, we can save our seas via art + activism = ARTivism! #paintforapurpose


Recap All City Canvas Live Coverage of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans in New Zealand

in Blog/English/Festivales

Askew One work in progress in Napier, New Zealand. Photo by Magda CoccinellaAll City Canvas had the opportunity to be a part of the latest edition of PangeaSeed Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in Napier, New Zealand and we have an exclusive video recap of what happened down there.

PangeaSeed, (@pangeaseed) the international marine conservation organization, in collaboration with the Napier City Council and Alternative Arts Initiative wrapped it up its groundbreaking partnership to create a series of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans in New Zealand to raise awareness about the plight of the ocean. It will be a beautification process, with a 30 renowned contemporary artists from New Zealand and overseas will descend on the city to paint murals on large-scale concrete walls in Ahuriri and the Napier area.

Napier is a very timely and appropriate location for this Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans activation, given that New Zealand is characterized by unique flora and fauna and a variety of landforms contained within a small island nation. The world’s oceans cover 70% of our planet. As New Zealand is an island nation, the health of the ocean, land and people are all linked together.

Historically having an isolated and endemic ecosystem far into modernity, the arrival of Polynesians about 1280 and then later European settlers began to have significant impacts on this system, with the intentional and unintentional introduction of new species and plants which often overwhelmed their natural competitors, leading to a significant loss of native ecology and biodiversity, especially in areas such as bird life and the ocean.

The festival took place on Hawke’s Bays pristine coastal town of Napier. A perfect location for this activation, with an abundance of blank walls in great visible populated areas. Sea Walls will be the first mural painting festival to take place in Napier.

This project has great potential and became a catalyst for positive change within the local community and beyond. PangeaSeed Foundation, the Napier City Council and Alternative Arts Initiative aimed to address issues that affect Napier’s coastal communities via inspirational public art. They believe that art, design and new media can transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Our ACC contributors of Chop ‘Em Down Films –Zane Meyer & Derek Hackett– captured the amazing vibe of the festival and this pretty much sums up what happened during the first days of painting! #killervibes

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Stay tuned, because we will release all finished murals and artists topics very soon!

*Cover photo of Jason Botkin and Cinzah’s collaborative mural at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier. Photo by Yoshitaro Yanagita

The Art of Shepard Fairey at The Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction

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Young New Yorkers (YNY), the non-profit arts program for teenage New Yorkers partnered with All City Canvas and Celaya Brothers Gallery, includin supporting organizations such as

Scratch DJ Academy, Authentic Transport, Paddle8, Mana —Soho Crates, Nelson Seo, Sixpoint Brewery, Submittable, MOSH, Balance Water, Cammisa Markel, GV Art Conservation, Industry City Distillery, Scott Rosenbaum / T. Edward Wines, Three Tiers Bakery and Tumblr.

The present a selected work of Shepard Fairey with 80 socially-conscious artists including Swoon, Gaia and Ben Eine, among others.



Young New Yorkers (YNY) provides court-mandated arts programs to justice involved young people in Brooklyn. New York is one of only two states in the U.S. that arrests and sentences 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. The criminal court gives eligible 16- and 17-year-old defendants the option to participate in a YNY program rather than spend time in jail, or incur other adult criminal justice sanctions. Upon successful completion of the program, a participant’s case is dismissed and sealed and they avoid a lifelong criminal record at as young as 16. To date, 100% of more than 250 participants have successfully graduated from YNY programs. YNY’s ultimate goal is to empower participants to transform the criminal justice system through their own creative voices.

“I wholeheartedly support Young New Yorkers; not only as an art program and constructive alternative to teens being incarcerated, but it is also highly therapeutic. It builds problem solving skills that can boost self confidence and allow participants to feel more empowered to pursue their dreams as well as deal with their realities.”—Shepard Fairey affirmed

The Auction will take place on April 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm by Young New Yorkers at A+E Studios 160 West Broadway in New York, NY 





Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans at The Idea Collective x MOTAT in Auckland, New Zealand

in Blog/English/Festivales

PangeaSeed Foundation, in collaboration with the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) and Alternative Arts Initiative wrapped it up its first satellite event in Auckland to precede the first-ever Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans public art project to be hosted in the coastal town of Napier, New Zealand.

During the first week of March 2016, four internationally renowned PangeaSeed Foundation supporting artists contributed to the Idea Collective at MOTAT, which aims to stimulate, challenge and inspire participants to engage with innovation. Artists Lauren YS (USA), Meggs (Australia), Twoone (Japan), and Vexta (Australia). The artists addressed topics pertinent to environmental innovation and conservation of marine life through thought-provoking large-scale murals at the museum.

Lauren YS - Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Lauren YS – Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Meggs - Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Meggs – Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Meggs - Photo by Miya Tsukazaki
Meggs – Photo by Miya Tsukazaki
Meggs - Photo by Miya Tsukazaki
Meggs – Photo by Miya Tsukazaki
Two One - Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Two One – Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Two One - Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Two One – Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Vexta - Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Vexta – Photo by Enriqueta Arias
Vexta - Photo by Miya Tsukazaki
Vexta – Photo by Miya Tsukazaki



Art for the People’s Sake

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Welcome back to this edition of the All City Canvas vlog!!

– Ana Marietta’s art residency in Queretaro, Mexico with Balneario Gallery
– Kevin Ledo in Jordan for aptART – Awareness & Prevention Through Art creating awareness for gender equality
– Check out our first OMG! Art Moment
– Warm up of our ACC Live Coverage of PangeaSeed’ Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans in New Zealand.

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I Don’t Scream for an Audience, I Shout at the Holy

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We had the chance to talk with Canadian artist Carlito Dalceggio about his latest exhibition ‘I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy’ at Celaya Brothers Gallery in Mexico City.

He presented a series of rebel, multidisciplinary, profoundly spiritual and
symbolic artworks. Butterfly wings, kites, peacock feathers, masks, organic motifs that
remind us of Mexican popular art with a peculiar reminiscence of Picasso’s cubism,
Rauschenberg’s abstract expressionism and Matisse’s primitivism. The explosion of color, the
energetic compositions and the liberating gesture of the strokes awaken the senses, the
instincts and the imagination.

This short story shows how Carlito sees the world and his creative process demonstrates us that he doesn’t scream for an audience, he shouts at the holy.

Dalceggio reminds us of the bohemians that Balzac and Baudelaire spoke of;
those characters with a wandering, nostalgic and cheerful existence, in search of social
regeneration; romantic revolutionaries against the system. It is all about escaping from
conformity, which is why his work is not conceived as a mise-en-scène to merely
entertain an audience, but as a ritual, a cry – of one and all – to liberate our spirits.

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